animated series Dog City © Nelvana / CanWest Global [ca] / Channel 4 (UK) / Jim Henson Productions
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Dog City

Ace hart is a German Shepherd Private Eye, in the traditional gumshoe mold. Working alone, or in an uneasy alliance with Police Chief Rosie O'Gravy, he tackles the underworld of Dog City in case after case. There is a twist, though. He is also the creation of animator Eliot Shag (a muppet German Shepherd animator), who takes the events in his own life as inspiration for Ace's adventures. Though the show is predominantly 2D animation it does have 'live' muppet sequences, sometimes involving Eliot interacting with Ace via his storyboards.

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No, Homer. Very few cartoons are broadcast live, it’s a terrible strain on the animators’ wrists. ~ The Simpsons “The Itchy & Scratchy & Poochie Show” Course, you wouldn’t know...
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'Dog City' was a great series, and I'm really amazed that it doesn't have a mob of fansites out there. It seems to have just been forgotten. The show is probably...
Created by: Nelvana, CanWest Global [ca], Channel 4 (UK), Jim Henson Productions
Language: English
Country of Origin: USA / Canada / UK
Alternate Title: Jim Henson's Dog City
Featuring the voices of:
Ron White ... Ace Hart
Elizabeth Hanna ... Rosie O'Gravy
Kevin Clash ... Eliot Shag
Stuart Stone ... Eddie
John Stocker ... Bugsy
James Rankin ... Frisky
Howard Jerome ... Bruiser
Paulina Gillis ... Kitty
Stephen Ouimette ... Mad Dog, Baron Rotweiler
Joey Mazzarino ... Artie
Fran Brill ... Colleen (1992-1993), Terri (1993-1995)
Brian Muehl ... Bruno
David Rudman ... Bowser
Lisa Buckley ... Ms. Fluffe (1993-95)
Directed by: John van Bruggen
Produced by: Stephen Hodgins
Musical Score by: Philip Balsam
Writing Credits: David Finley, Mary Isenberg and Robert N. Skir
Animated by: Robin Budd, David Boudreau, Gerry Fournier and Steve Whitehouse

The series was loosely based on the 'Dog City' special from 'The Jim Henson Hour'. Do not confuse the TV series with the recent DVD release 'Dog City The Movie'.

To the best of my knowledge there were two 2-episode VHS tapes of 'Dog City' released in the US (still available through Amazon), and one three-episode tape ('Disobedience School') released in the UK. The UK tape has different episodes than the US ones.

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